According to news reports, the North Korean public is pretty much in the dark regarding the meeting taking place in Singapore between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
With few sources of information other than government-run media, gossip and word of mouth, North Koreans were largely in the dark about the momentous — and potentially life-changing — events taking place outside of their isolated nation.
Before Monday, official news outlets had reported only that the two leaders planned to meet, without saying where or when or offering any other specifics. Even as Kim arrived in Singapore on a special Air China flight Sunday, just hours before Trump, there was still no word in North Korea.
Finally, on Monday morning, the Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, reported Kim was in Singapore, had met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and would meet Trump on Tuesday.
Here is another news report outlining what they do know about the meeting.
North Koreans woke up Monday to the news that Kim Jong Un had gone to Singapore to meet with Trump. It’s the first time North Korean state media has reported the #TrumpKimSummit date #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/48Yu4LuDVe
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) June 11, 2018
This is obviously not shocking. There are almost no independent media outlets in North Korea and all of the information that the people get comes directly from the government.